OnePlus 5 Owners Get Face Unlock With OxygenOS Beta 3
OnePlus is finally seeding the OxygenOS Beta 3 to OnePlus 5 owners who will be able to enjoy the face unlock feature that the OnePlus 5T features. A lot of OnePlus 5 owners were upset about the software based FaceUnlock being featured only on the OnePlus 5T and the company, as promised, has brought down the feature to the OnePlus 5 as well.
The FaceUnlock on the OnePlus 5T and now the OnePlus 5 allows users to unlock their phone as soon as they click the power button. While this feature is quick and reliable, it does not work at all in low light environments and it is not as secure as the dot encrypted hardware based FaceID unlock of the iPhone X.
The new update also contains several bug-fixes and improvements on 5G WiFi connectivity issues. and is available here.
For those not registered or interested in testing out the beta OS, the final version is expected to be pushed via an OTA update to owners of the OnePlus 5 smartphone, in the next two to three weeks.
[Changelog for the update]
- Added app shortcut on Launcher
- Added Face Unlock
- Optimizations for vibration
- Fixed connection issue of 5G Wi-Fi
- General bug fixes and improvements
- Updated Android security patch to December